Sure, there are plenty of books on how to change a diaper, when to feed solids, or how to give your baby a bath. Sure, Dr. Google can basically help you find anything wrong and Mr. Google has thousands of results of when your baby should start crawling. And oh, the unsolicited advice on every.single.aspect of raising an infant. But none of them prepare you for the real life.
And it feels like I’m watering and nurturing that seed too much. Watching a little human grow right before my eyes and seeing her blossom into a crazy girl. Feeing joy with every tiny milestone she reaches. And love exploding with all the gummy smiles.
Giving birth to a baby is a monumental moment. Giving birth to a baby girl is even more momentous. You start digging deep and searching for all those morals and beliefs that you want to instill in your little one. You want to let her know that she is beautiful, strong and fierce. Continue reading
…maybe it’s mom bod. That’s a thing, right? Where you have bags under your eyes, hair in a bun, belly pooch and stretch marked thighs? No? Well, dang it.
The looks say it all. “Can you shut up that baby?”, “What’d she do? Pinch it?”, “You need to take that crying one outside”, “That poor thing.” It’s something that every mother has gone through. That moment when your baby loses their shit right in the middle of the store.
While being a mom is hard, there’s a close second that comes to mind: breastfeeding. You want to do what’s natural and the utmost best for your baby, but it comes with practice. And lots of it.
To say fourth months was rough would be an understatement. Never again in my life will I say babies have it easy. The amount of mental developments going on inside their little brains make so much sense now as to why they’re fussy or moody. Continue reading
“When does she start getting fun?” is the question my husband jokingly asked one evening during one of Bailee’s witching hour montages. I just smiled at him and said, “What’s not fun about a fussy baby?!” Continue reading
Having a baby has definitely changed my life and the way I go about my every day business. My world is so focused on keeping this tiny human happy and alive, that everything else is thrown on the back burner. Dishes, laundry, vacuuming, etc. I mean, it’ll get done eventually, by either me or Matt (okay, so it’s usually him). But I’m over here Continue reading
“It’ll be hard, but worth it”, they said. However, they failed to mention how ridiculously draining the first few weeks are. Nothing in my life could have ever prepared me for having a baby, and that’s some scary s*%t.
What made it even harder was recovering from a C-section. You’re pretty much on bed rest for Continue reading